Governor General's Literary Awards

Le chemin de la montagne

Le chemin de la montagne

By Marianne Dubuc

Comme des géants; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia



Ms. Blaireau lives at the foot of the mountain. Every Sunday, she climbs the path that leads up to the top. On her way, she takes the time to greet her friends, help them, contemplate nature, and collect a few treasures. One morning, she meets Lulu who, curious to see the top of the world, decides to join her on her journey.

"A book that focuses on what matters. The interwoven text and illustrations perfectly express how important it is to pass on knowledge and find happiness not only in the big things but in the small ones too. A universal story that will resonate with everyone."

Peer assessment committee: Oussama Mezher, Paul Roux, Danielle Simard

Marianne Dubuc
Photo: Mathieu Lavoie


In 2006, Marianne Dubuc began a career in children's literature after studying graphic design. She is both author and illustrator of her second book, In Front of My House, which was a big success in Quebec and abroad and launched her career in Europe. She has since published several other books and has been translated into more than 30 languages. She won the 2014 Governor General's Award (Illustration category) for her book The Lion and the Bird and the 2015 TD Children's Literature Award for her book The Bus Ride. She works in Montréal, where she happily divides her time between her pencils and her family.

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